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Spodumene, B.B. #7 Quarry, Norway, Maine

27.11.2016

This is an off-white to pinkish section of a spodumene crystal, with two intact crystal faces, from the B.B. #7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford Co., Maine.  This specimen shows a subdued, multi-wave fluorescent response.  Under short wave UV, dim red/oranges are seen, with areas of brighter lilac.   The long wave UV response is somewhat brighter, showing areas of red and sky blue-colored fluorescence.  This specimen measures 47.9 x 46.1 x 16.9 mm, and weighs 51 grams.

 

The B.B. #7 Quarry was a gem pegmatite mine located in the southwestern part of Maine, within the Oxford pegmatite field.

 

 

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